New Pono MTSH-PC Slot Head- Koa Bound- Radius Fretboard+

New Pono MTSH-PC Slot Head- Koa Bound- Radius Fretboard+

Regular Price: $1,019.00

Special Price $815.00

Availability: Out of stock



New & Better! How?

The latest run of Pro Classics are SO beautiful. The attention to detail is truly impressive. But meticulous construction is just the start.

The materials used on the newest pro classics are top notch. The body is quarter sawn Honduran Mahogany, an expensive mahogany used for the best musical instruments. Hawaiian koa binding frames off the top and back of the body. The bridge and the fretboard  are ebony and the faceplate are Macassar ebony. The tuners are machined perfect for smooth use and long term stability. The nut and saddle are bone, and the wooden case is a newer more durable design.

Their is a slight curve to the fingerboard, nut, and saddle. This is what we are referring to as the fretboard radius. It makes chording easier and allows for low action and an extra sweet feel. This wonderful feel compliments a tone that truly sings. A full bodied sound with clarity and warmth, this is the classic mahogany tenor sound at it's best. Ko'olau is very exacting and the results are impressive! This is an instrument to love and cherish for life!

A key feature in all of the Pono tenor and baritone models is the dual-action adjustable truss rod. This is used to stabilize and adjust the lengthwise forward curvature (also called relief), of the neck. It can be adjusted from right inside the sound-hole with an allen wrench provided. This is something you will probably not need to adjust. But over time and with humidity changes, it is a very useful option to have, and a very easy thing to adjust with little room for error.

Additional Information

PonoTenor Pro-Classic

All Solid Mahogany top, back, and sides

All Solid Mahogany Neck

Koa top and back bindings and wood purflings

Ebony fingerboard, and bridge

Macassar ebony faceplate

Abalone rosette, Pearl fingerboard position dots.

Bone nut and saddle.

Gloss Laquer finish.

• Total length: 26-38”
• Body Length: 12-1/16”
• Body width/Upper bout/Lower bout: 6-1/2” 8-15/16”
• Body Depth upper bout/Lower bout: 2-9/16” 3-1/8”
• Fingerboard width at nut and 12th fret: 1-3/8” 1-11/16”
• Soundhole diameter: 2-5/8”
• Scale length: 16-15/16”


This includes the deluxe wooden Pono Case is an excellent fit and protection for this ukulele: [Pic 1
Oahu Hard Case
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Oahu Hard Case

Extra Options

One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Herco, included humidifier, for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18). This is suggested if you live in a low humidity area.(parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc..) including cold winter areas if you are heating the air most of the day and night. For more info see our Ukulele Care link at the bottom of the site

With the purchase of this ukulele, the Pono passive or LR Baggs active pickup system can be installed.

None of these options are required. You can still create a package with accessories on the site by going to different product pages and adding to cart.This ukulele will automatically come with a Herco HE-360 Humidifier. The options are just for convenience and to offer an extra discount while you buy this instrument.

Put a note in the special instructions if you want it strung with a low G at no extra charge or any specific setup instructions(i.e. string for left-handed, I play light and like very low action etc....)


Brand Pono
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Customer Reviews 5 item(s)

What a great instrument!
Finish and construction is flawless. Compaired to my other ukuele, an IZ, this uke runs circles around it, for the price.
I love playing both and both play differently, and both sound great, but for almost half the price the Pono can't be beat.
Would like to get a pineapple Pono tenor someday .
HMS is an outstanding company to deal with. Always answered calls,and even returned calls left after hours. Can't say enough. Except
Review by Walt A / (Posted on 12/20/2014)
Amazing, amazing, amazing
I am buyer of France, I wanted a ukulele that sounds and a beautiful finish.
Pono give it all with amazing quality finish, for a ukulele made โ€‹โ€‹in series guys need to work with great precision and care.
The sound of the ukulele I love... the video with Corey with pono have given me want to buy this instrument for the sound and this is very true I found the sound at home.

Thank you team HMS for the quality of service, setup, pickup, boxing.
HMS is always there for you even after the purchase ! good job very good experience !
Review by Sandra / (Posted on 6/21/2014)
Very Happy
I bought this Ukulele a few weeks ago. It arrived well packed in stunning perfect condition. The Pono strings are a little stiff if you are used to playing well broken in nylon, but my fingers are quickly adjusting. The instrument has a mellow distinct tone, and the sustain is very good. I have played once in a group of guitar, barritone uke and this tenor uke, and the combination is nice. It holds it own in natural volume. The quality is apparent from the moment you pick it up, and there is a noticable difference between a solid wood instrument like this one and a less expensive laminate (I own four others). I can't imagine a more solid feel. I checked every possible angle in good light and can't find a single flaw. You get your money's worth.
Review by Nautidog / (Posted on 4/24/2014)
Beautiful, beautiful instrument!
I am new to the ukulele and it is my new favorite instrument. The finish is flawless and the quality craftsmanship is very evident when you first pick it up. I am a perfectionist and the level of attention to detail is impressive to me.
The sound is can go from soft to loud and back again all the while still maintaining that very sweet voice. The mahogany should mellow out as it ages making it better as time goes by. I can't imagine it getting any better! Been playing Blues style music on it so far this and this thing has got lots of mojo!!
The service and setup of the instrument is as advertised. Perfect out of the box. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. You may find the same instrument somewhere else, but what you get here goes beyond someone grabbing a uke off the shelf, stuffing it in a box and slapping on a shipping label!
I will be a return customer for sure.
Daniel in North Carolina
Review by Daniel / (Posted on 11/12/2013)
It's a beauty!
I purchased this ukulele two month ago in october 2012 and I'm more than pleased with it. It is beautiful, it sounds absolutely great and the playability is perfect. I can barely put this uke down...

The craftsmanship on this ukuele is outstanding and the satin finish was the right choice. The feel, look and sound is very 'natural' and brings out the beauty of the wood so nicely. The satin finish on the neck especally is great. There is less friction when you are switching between chords. I chose the low g (Ko'olau Gold) option and the ukulele sounds stunning with it - rich tone combined with an awesome sustain.

The guys from HMS were more than just helpful. Joel took his time to explain to me the differnces between the satin and the gloss finish and answered all the questions I had about this ukulele. Despite the time difference between Cologne/Germany and Hawaii HMS responded to my emails within a matter of hours.

The ukulele arrived save and sound since it was very well packed. The setup done by HMS is perfect. The Oahu deluxe hardshell case will keep it save on the road.

I can't recommend this ukulele enough! Thanks HMS for the perfect service and this beautiful ukulele.

Review by Benjamin / (Posted on 12/23/2012)

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